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The Magnolia Journal

The Magnolia Journal Spring 2021

This magazine from TV couple Chip and Joanna Gaines focuses on seasonal ideas for life, garden, and home. Each quarterly issue identifies a thought-provoking virtue (gratitude, confidence, hospitality ...) and delivers stories that inspire readers to pursue it intentionally in their own lives. Regular features include personal essays by Chip and Jo, ideas for entertaining and family activities, recipes, gardening, decorating, and much more--all beautifully packaged with the signature Magnolia style.

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United States
Meredith Corporation
$11.70(Incl. tax)
$29.30(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
tv guide

Road to Launch We don’t pretend to know all the ins and outs of running a television network, but we made this leap because we believe in this idea of getting back to some of the basics of what television once represented. It was time together with family. It was a place where people of all ages could gather and be informed, entertained, and inspired by the kind of honest, authentic programming that brings people together. But somewhere along the way, how and what we consume started to look different. That’s why we want to create a space where good stories are told. For us, that’s what this network is really about: creating a space where people who watch our shows will come to the end feeling like the time wasn’t…

2 min
letter from the editor

SOMETIMES IT CAN FEEL LIKE THE WORLD is really good at telling us how we should manage our time. We’re reminded often to prioritize our kids, our marriage, our work, our friendships, ourselves—which is to say that we should prioritize everything. So we listen, and we try because we want to do right by the people and things we love. But while the list of all that we have to do grows and grows, the amount of time we’re given in a day remains the same. It’s easy to blame time when we’re constantly finding ourselves wondering where it went. We’ve learned to see it as something we begin to lose the moment our day begins. If time is something we are all so aware of losing, it’s no wonder we’ve started…

1 min
magnolia post: time well spent

INTRODUCING OUR BEDDING COLLECTION Your bedroom should feel like a retreat, and now we’re offering all the makings for your coziest bed yet. Find pieces to create a haven where you can rest and recharge at shop.magnolia.com. COMING MARCH 16: CHIP’S NEW BOOK In No Pain, No Gaines, Chip shows us what it takes to build a network of people we can count on—people who would rather bet on each other than the ways of the world and who will encourage us to take risks and find our purpose in life. Preorder at shop.magnolia.com. NEW TO SHOP: CANDLE SUBSCRIPTIONS For the first time, we’re offering a candle subscription so your favorite scents can be delivered straight to your door. You can sign up for a seasonal subscription or a core subscription that delivers candles monthly…

2 min
fresh perspective

It’s easy to forget. What was once a new purchase, an anticipated delivery, or a mood board brought to life can slowly blur into the background of routine. While that familiarity is comforting, the process of becoming worn in all the right places can leave us longing for those initial feelings of excitement. Returning to that newness doesn’t require a complete overhaul. Often, approaching small tasks with a mindset of change can be enough to give you a fresh surge of creativity and renewed perspective. things to consider NEW VIEWS: Reorient the furniture you use most often to take advantage of different viewpoints, whether that’s how your bed frame is positioned, which side of the desk you sit on, or where a favorite armchair is situated. SHOP THE HOUSE: Redistribute favorite items from…

2 min
our greatest asset

The soft morning light silently marks the unfolding of a new day while the setting sun dependably shifts us toward the slowing of our activities and transition into rest. The turning shades of the leaves and arrival of cooler temperatures signal the approaching winter months while the fresh blooms of trees and the blossoms of fragrant flowers gesture toward the advent of spring. In centuries past, tools like sundials, obelisks, hourglasses, and church bells were used to help people keep track of time. As society continued to develop, clocks and calendars became accepted and relied upon methods for marking and keeping time, offering an element of order and structure to our days, months, and years. Yet time is more than merely a social construct. With it comes a sense of security…

4 min
soup’s still on

LAST SEASON’S COMFORT FINDS NEW, FRESH LIFE IN SPRING. As the weather changes, it may feel only natural to set soup spoons aside. Yet in the promise of spring lies a lighter side of this tried-and-true favorite. From bright and lively recipes that put produce front and center to new takes on traditionally hearty classics, refreshing flavors bring soup back to the table this spring. spring veggie + chicken pho, page 27 SPRING VEGGIE + CHICKEN PHO PREP: 30 minutes COOK: 20 minutes 5 oz. dry thin rice noodles (¼ inch)1 stalk fresh lemongrass, sliced½ tsp. whole black peppercorns1 32-oz. carton chicken broth4 cups water6 cloves garlic, sliced1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs6 eggs3 heads baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise6 baby carrots with tops, trimmed and halved lengthwise4 oz. fresh oyster mushrooms, large ones halvedLime wedgesChili-garlic…